RIGID HAULERS: CURRENT MODELS & TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ARTICULATED HAULERS: CURRENT MODELS & TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
This report covering articulated and rigid haulers provides five
years of sales and production estimates while analyzing key components of the
hauler market: imports and exports, market and technological trends, regional
usage, and field population levels. The
report profiles the major hauler suppliers and lists the companiesí latest
are primarily used for off-highway applications in mining, quarrying,
construction, and infrastructure projects.
Although both rigid and articulated trucks can be used in all of the
above applications, each truck tends to have its own niche, with rigid trucks
being concentrated in mining and articulated trucks having a wider focus with more
construction applications. Thus, each
truck is subject to somewhat different market forces.
last two reports noted that the two different types of haulers were on
divergent paths, with articulated haulers on a stronger footing than their
rigid counterparts. Rigid haulers are
strongly connected to the mining economy, and with decreasing commodity prices
for metals and minerals, demand for these haulers began dropping significantly
around 2012. Articulated haulers, on the
other hand, benefited from increased demand from rental houses and an improving
construction economy. This pattern of
growing demand for articulated trucks and weakening demand for rigid trucks;
however, broke down in 2015, as sales for both trucks declined. Furthermore, in 2016, the pattern reversed
itself, as rigid haulers saw a small positive move in sales, while articulated
hauler sales declined about x percent from 2015 sales.
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